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Hackensack takes fight for safer chemical regulations to Congress

Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), Bergen County, N.J., is working with the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), Washington, D.C., to push the federal government to establish stronger regulations on the use of chemicals in health care and other products.

By joining ASBC last June, Hackensack now has an advocate for the medical center’s Safer Chemicals policy and mission to rid all products and devices in health care of unsafe chemicals, says Kyle Tafuri, senior sustainability adviser,the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center, part of HackensackUMC.

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